Sboly Single Serve Coffee Maker Review

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REVIEW – As a coffee lover, I’m quite particular about how I like my coffee. It must be great, and it can’t take forever to make. Can the Sboly Single Serve Coffee Maker live up to that? Let’s find out!

What is it?

The Sboly Single Serve Coffee Maker is a K-Cup and ground coffee thermal drip instant coffee machine.

What’s in the box?

  • Sboly Single Serve Coffee Maker
  • K-Cup Basket
  • Ground Coffee Filter Basket
  • Stainless Steel Travel Tumbler
  • Instruction Booklet

Design and features

The Sboly Single Serve Coffee Maker is a small machine, measuring in at just 5.25″ wide, 7.5″ deep, and 12″ tall. Designed to be compact and durable, it gets the job done without taking very much counter space.

The key feature that drew me to this machine is the dual filter baskets. The first is the coffee pod holder for the quick and convenient K-Cup pods. The second basket is a filter-basket with lid. This little wonder is not only larger than the typical K-Cup ground coffee basket but much easier to clean.

The built-in water measurement insert is not only handy for pouring in the correct amount of water, but also features a filter screen to keep debris out of the machine, and out of your coffee. Measurement steps are at 6, 8, 10, and 14 ounces.

The Sboly Single Serve Coffee Maker brews 180-degree coffee in 3 minutes. The two buttons allow for the brewing of capsule or ground coffee and serve as the cleaning mode by holding both down at the same time.

This coffee maker will shut off automatically after brewing, which is convenient since it only brews one cup of coffee for each filling of the water reservoir. I often leave home and wonder if I left the coffeepot on, so this is a welcome feature.

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Although I use a full-sized K-Cup machine daily, this machine will serve several purposes for me. Primarily as a travel coffee maker when camping or staying at a hotel. I know hotels usually have a coffee maker in the room, but they never brew enough coffee, and you never know what has been in them. The Sboly Single Serve Coffee Maker is small enough to fit in my travel bag, and the latching lid means that the filter basket won’t fall out.

The included travel tumbler was a big surprise. I was expecting a cheap tumbler, but I was shocked to find a tumbler that was right on par quality-wise as the ones you pay $15 to $20 in the stores. The pop-up carry handle was a double bonus. It also fits conveniently in the machine for travel.

The large ground coffee basket made for a lovely brew. It allows for the grounds to bloom longer than just forcing the water through a K-Cup sized basket. It was effortless to clean, just a simple rinse, and it was spotless. I prefer using my own grounds, so this is quite a nice feature for me. The drip tray is also removable and easy to clean.

Operation is as simple as pouring in the water and pressing either the capsule or grounds button. The button will flash while the water is heating and then turn a solid color when brewing, turning off automatically when done.
Although there is room in the machine to insert the cord, the plug remains outside the device. It would be nice if there were a recess for the plug to fit in.

What I like

  • Large ground coffee filter basket
  • Latching lid
  • Included travel tumbler

What I’d change

  • A slightly larger cord storage area would be nice

Final thoughts

Overall I really liked the Sboly Single Serve Coffee Maker. It does exactly what it should and the large basket for coffee grounds is right up my alley. I’m sure I’ll get a lot of use out of it every time I go camping or on a road trip.

Price: $66.45
Where to buy: Amazon
Source: The sample of this product was provided by SBoly.

17 thoughts on “Sboly Single Serve Coffee Maker Review”

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  2. What is the capacity of the ground filter basket? I use a rounded 1/4 cup of coffee with 12 Oz water. Thank you.

    1. You’re in luck Skip. The ground filter basket is about 5/8 of a cup. I put a heaping 1/4 cup of grounds in the basket and it came right to the max fill line.

      1. Mine was flashing this morning but it’s because even though I thought the lid latched, it wasn’t completely shut. I opened and closed it fully again and it was fine.

  3. I bought two k209 coffee makers, the first one stopped frothing the second one I have bruise the coffee for 40 seconds than shuts off I press the button again than it works??? what im i doing wrong???? Thank you carl

  4. Hi Mike, I’ve been trying to make a decision between coffee machines for a while now and it’s between this one which I have not heard of this name at all and the other was Keurig. I just like a nice hot! cup . Does this machine provide that? Much appreciate it Arthene

    1. The Keurig K-Mini is a little smaller than the SBoly, if size is what you’re looking for. The SBoly has a nice big basket for grounds if you want to use your own, or you can use the K-cups. If you’re using your own grounds, I think the SBoly has a larger basket and will brew a stronger cup if you’re into that. Otherwise, if you’re using pods I think they’re going to brew about the same.
      My main machine is a Keurig K-Supreme which is really nice, I use the SBoly when I stay at hotels or go camping.

  5. Hi Mike,
    Where can We find parts for it. I am missing my K cup pod holder for sboly model no. sycm 006. Looked up online couldn’t seem to find anything for parts.

  6. I just got the Sboly and both lights are flashing as well. I don’t see a troubleshoot either. Money is tight these days and I feel cheated :/

    1. Are those buttons flashing continuously, or just for a few seconds after plugging it in? What happens when you push a button?

  7. I like to use the filter basket for a stronger brew. Only problem is I get a lot of grounds in my cup. Haven’t found a paper filter that does the job. Otherwise, great little machine.

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